Gildess Fe Birth Control Information

If you are looking for a pill to help prevent pregnancy, your healthcare provider may prescribe Gildess® Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol). It is the generic version of Loestrin® Fe and is a combined hormonal contraceptive that contains two different hormones (an estrogen and a progestin).
This birth control pill is taken every day. It is important to take the pill at the same time every day, as taking it late or missing doses could increase your risk of unintentional pregnancy. Although many women tolerate it well, side effects are possible and can include nausea, headaches, and breast tenderness.
Before using this form of birth control, make sure to review the safety information for Gildess Fe. This pill may not be suitable for all women, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions (such as diabetes or depression) or are taking any other type of medicine (including nonprescription medications, herbal supplements, or vitamins).
(For more information on this birth control pill, click Gildess Fe. This article provides a complete overview of this contraceptive, explaining how Gildess Fe works, what to expect while taking it, and more.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD